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Qual è la differenza tra "lessico" e "dizionario"? Devo dire "Come espandere il proprio lessico" o "Come espandere il proprio dizionario"?

  • Hai consultato un dizionario (o un lessico...)? Se sì, quali dubbi ti restano? Se no, pensi che qualcun altro debba farlo per te? – DaG Aug 18 '17 at 19:44
  • I did, but I am still not sure if both words are synonyms. It might be that dizionario referes strictly to a book or to something tangible while lessico refers to intangible. Referring to english dizionario means dictionary while lessico vocabulary - that what I would expect at least. – freefall Aug 18 '17 at 20:04
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    If your Italian is sufficient, I strongly suggest to have a look at monolingual dictionaries to find an answer to doubts like this: the better ones have precise definitions, examples, etymologies etc. You can see some suggestions in our Meta. – DaG Aug 18 '17 at 20:27
  • I took a look at some recommended dictionaries, but I am still confused to be honest. My elaborated guess would that I should use lessico instead of dizionario in this context. – freefall Aug 19 '17 at 7:43
  • You are right. Have also a look at these Wikipedia articles: dizionario and lessico. – Charo Aug 19 '17 at 9:02
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So, after some research I can say (certainly) that in this context I should use "lessico" instead of dictionary. Lessico in this context means vocabulary. Also I can say (reluctantly) that "dizionario" should be used when mentiong physical objects.

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